iPhone 5C review

It's a cheaper iPhone, not a cheap iPhone

iPhone 5C review
Some of the glitz, less of the glam

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We've done a little bit more of an in-depth test with the iPhone 5C, and subjected it to our Benchmarking system. We used three platforms - Geek Bench 3, SunSpider and PeaceKeeper - for a decent level of comparison.

There's no surprises when it comes to the iPhone 5C benchmarks, as it matches the iPhone 5 every step of the way thanks to its identical spec sheet.

Obviously the iPhone 5C doesn't perform anywhere near as well as theiPhone 5S, but with a brand new A7 chip inside Apple's latest flagship phone that's no surprise either.

While it may not match its big brother, the iPhone 5C cans still comfortably compete in the benchmark arena and finds itself on a par with both the iPad 4 and iPad 3.


iPhone 5C benchmarks

Geek Bench 3

iPhone 5C benchmarks


iPhone 5C benchmarks

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.